Leaking S/S fuel line, cheap fix & pics link
kneale at coslink.net
Fri Sep 15 16:36:44 EDT 2006
The kind of clamp I got from the supplier for high-pressure fuel hose is like
It is smooth inside so the clamp bites into the hose less, the threads are less
likely to vibrate loose because of the screw arrangement and they're
Part of the concern might be that the type of clamp you used could lose
pressure on the hose as it digs its way into the hose over time.
At 11:25 AM 9/15/2006 -0700, Steve Hauptmann wrote:
> Thanks for the tip.
> I did use reinforced fuel injection hose.
> As far as the clamps, if anyone has a link to some of these"special ones" I
> would be interested.
> Is your clamp concern one of sealing or fatigue/breakage? AFAICT, these std
> clamps, which I know do not have the most uniform pressure distribution
> characteristics in the clamp world seem to be sealing perfectly (knock on
> Steve Hauptmann
> Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net> wrote:
>> If your repair involved that high-pressure fuel line sold for fuel injector
>> applications, you should replace those hose clamps with the special ones
>> intended for high-pressure hose.
>> If you used run-of-the-mill fuel hose intended for pressures in the 15-20
>> psi range, shouldn't that line be equipped to handle higher pressure?
>> At 08:14 AM 9/15/2006 -0700, Steve Hauptmann wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> > Have had a nagging, very small and irritatingly difficult to find fuel
>> >leak on the braided S/S fuel line that goes from the FPR (Fuel Pressure
>> >Regulator) to the fuel rail (side closest to the firewall). FWIW, it was
>> >actually leaking at the crimp, NOT through the S/S portion. Noticed a bit
>> >dirt accumulating in the area, which led me to notice that it seemed to be
>> >leaking. This was such a strange thing because I especially noticed the
>> >smell in the trunk.
>> > Dont remember how much but seems I remember that this dealer only (AFAIK)
>> >part was somewhere around $100 and I was looking for a less expensive fix.
>> > Well, I ended up cutting the old S/S portion off at the crimp and much to
>> >my delight, the hard lines on both ends had a barbed extension. This made
>> >for an easy and inexpensive fix with <$2.00 worth of rubber fuel line.
>> > No more fuel smell, anywhere. Very nice.
>> > Heres a link to a few pictures for those who may be interested. Let me
>> >know if there is any trouble w/ the link.
>> > http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/vwaudiporschefan/album?.dir=/39c4re2
>> > Steve Hauptmann
>> > South Carolina
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